• Design Star Giveaway

    We’ve got an awesome giveaway courtesy of the folks at Design Star for ya this weekend! The new season starts this Monday, July 11th (9/8 central) and will once again feature 12 talented designers, all competing for a chance to … Continue reading


    Kim Myles

    So I don’t know about you, but we’re getting soooooper pumped about the upcoming season of Design Star around here. (It’s starts Monday, July 11th- yesss!) And speaking of Design Star’s, I had a chance to e-chat with Design Star … Continue reading


    David Bromstad

    I had a chance to chat with this guy on Monday… (Found this cute promo shot from HGTV in my inbox last week- LOL!) …and he was more than happy to answer some of the questions you submitted. (Yay!) I … Continue reading


    Paint Color

    It’s Saturday (yay!) so I’ll make this short and sweet. (No pun intended as I’m about to mention a twice-baked, Italian-style cookie.) Remember that “light biscotti-colored paint” I mentioned in yesterday’s post? Well, Kev and I were in one of … Continue reading


    Design Star & HGTV.com

    Once upon a time, I thought it would be a good idea to try out for HGTV’s hit reality show “Design Star”. I thought it might be a fun experience and that I might actually be able to keep up … Continue reading

    Design Star- Season 4, Episode 3

    This weekends episode of Design Star had the season 4 contestants competing against each other in the “White Wall Challenge”. The catch- they could only use things found at a grocery store!Since I put my design together earlier this week, … Continue reading

    Design Star – Season 4, Episode 2

    Wow. This weeks episode was crazy, huh?! “Team Amy” re-designed a Kitchen for the Johnson family… BEFORE: AFTER: “Team Nathan” re-designed a Kitchen for the Boucher family… BEFORE: AFTER: And I had fun creating a quick re-design on Team Amy’s … Continue reading

    Design Star anyone?

    Who’s watchin’ with me tonight? Layla PS..just for fun, I’ll tweet on Twitter as I’m watching the show!!

    Design Star – Season 4, Episode 1

    Did you watch it?You can bet your bottom dollar I did!I have to admit that there were times throughout the show that I was definitely happier to be sitting on my friend Sarah’s couch (stuffing my face with HUGE bacon-wrapped … Continue reading

    Exciting News!

    I have been formally asked to submit more materials to the HGTV Design Star competition!The next step is an audition in Hollywood, so this is an important round. Hopefully I’ll have more exciting news to share in January. The show … Continue reading

    Happy Holidays!

    First, here’s a link that’ll take you to some videos of this years HGTV Dream Home:http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dream_home/player/0,1000147,HGTV_32696_3281,00.html And second, I just wanted to say Happy Holidays to everyone who I have “met” through my blog this year…it’s been so cool sharing … Continue reading